WE ARE CONSTRAINED to feature in this editorial of our patriotic and nationalistic call on the President, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah to seriously tackle corruption in his government in order to prove to the world that indeed his presidency is in the interest of the Liberian people.
RECENTLY THE WORLD witnessed the imposition of sanctions on key officials of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) of President Weah, and also confidants of the office of the presidency for ‘Massive Corruption.’
ACCORDING TO THE United States Treasury Department, these officials including the Chief of Staff to the presidency, Nathaniel McGill, Solicitor General, Sayma Syrenius Cephus and Bill Twehway, the managing director of the National Port Authority were sanction designated “Through their corruption these officials have undermined democracy in Liberia for their own personal benefit,” Brian Nelson, Treasury’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said in a statement.
THIS MOVE BY the United States Government through its U.S. Treasury Department to sanction your officials, especially your confidants Mr. President, is not a good sign for you and your government, meaning that it is now time that you take seriously the performances of your officials, especially those who feel that they are untouchable despite their corrupt acts.
YOUR BIRTH TO power was widely received by the Liberian people who felt that your leadership would have made the difference by robustly tackling corruption and other ills in the Liberian society that have over the years dragged backward the growth and development of Africa’s oldest Republic as a result massive corruption., WE want to use this platform to remind you of your earlier promises made during your ascendancy to the presidency that your leadership will help to eradicate those things that have dragged Liberia backward, while other countries that Liberia have nurtured prior to their respective independence are making progress.
Mr. President please tackle corruption in your government.